stephen ives: mr. dictator head
jan 11, 2012
stephen ives: mr. dictator head


‘mr. dictator head series’ by stephen ives
(above) saddam hussein
image © stephen ives

‘mr. dicator head’ by melbourne-based artist stephen ives is a series of sculptures that depicts
various dictator figures as the popular children’s toy, mr. potato head. characterized by multiple
removable parts, the collection includes well-known political characters such as stalin, saddam hussein,
and kim jong il. achieving striking resemblance through eyebrows, hair formation, and, in some cases,
the character-defining mustache, the plastic figurines juxtapose the dictators with an accessible and
endearing model form.


lenin
image © stephen ives


kim jong il
image © stephen ives


stalin
image © stephen ives


mao zedong
image © stephen ives


idi amin
image © stephen ives


margaret thatcher
image © stephen ives


skull base
image © stephen ives


image © stephen ives

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